When the new Warden comes in disguised as an inmate, he sees first hand all the corruption and scams the guards and prison officials and running. When he reveals himself, and starts to implement reforms to stop the corruption, the local business community, who had been benefiting from the scams, fights back, and the corrupt southern prison system, starts making political trouble for the new warden. Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
The most wanted man in Wakefield prison is the warden!
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Did You Know?
Over 6500 people applied to be extras in the movie whilst the film itself features up to 1000 prisoners at any one time. The movie features a number of retired prison guards from various jails including the formerly active Junction City Prison where this film was shot. When casting, the production contacted half-way houses, employment offices and parole officers to find newly released ex-cons. Director Stuart Rosenberg
was keen to use as many real-life ex-convicts as possible because he maintained that they move and talk a particularly way, and that was usually very cautiously. See more
In a restaurant scene, a Conn's Potato Chip sales display can be seen. Conn's are only made and sold in Ohio, not Arkansas. See more
Let's just take a little bit off around the ears.
[hands barber $2
Costs five to get you no haircut now, Zaranska. Two only gets you a crew-cut.
Fuck, I could use this on a bed.
It'll all come off then. Maybe an ear with it.
What's it be, my man?
[hands barber $5
Leave the ears.
Written by Jimmy Webb
Heard in Brubaker's car See more